Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just found this forum so signed up.

I've been modelling for years and years. Recently I seem to do more collecting locos and planning my latest layout but not actually doing much layout building. I am a fan of German railways from era 1 to Era III.

I've had a quiet year because of chemo/radiotherapy treatment but now I'm ready to start a new layout, probably around the Trix model of Dammtor station and a city centre scene. Lots of plans but not much action yet.

Anyway, I'm pleased to be onboard and look forward to talking and learning.

David
 

·
is asleep
Joined
·
758 Posts
Hello Custodian David, welcome to the forum!

That is South Wales and not New South Wales?
(We seem to be a quite an international forum...) Since you have been modelling for years and years I suspect there is as least as much that we can learn from you as we have wisdom to dispense. (In fact some of us dispense pure nonsense...
to keep the average down...)

Goedel
 

·
Chief mouser
Joined
·
11,775 Posts
Welcome to the forum,

It's nice to see another European modeller jpining in.

I look forward to seeing more details of the project as it progresses.

From a member who models EVERYTHING in HO.

Regards

John
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
710 Posts
David,

Welcome,good bunch here


DB or DR

I am quite surprised at the amount of DR modellers I have come across recently.
Are you considering DCC or staying old fashioned DC/AC.(Sorry not convinced yet on DCC).
If I can be of help


All the best


David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,151 Posts
Welcome onboard David,

Really am curious abt yr locos of eraIII.
Would appreciate if you can post a couple of photos.

Cheers
Baykal
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,397 Posts
A belated welcome from me too. I must have been incomunicado when this thread started. I'm a bit of an epoch I and II man so I'd be interested in what you're doing there.

I really wanted the Dammptor station too but figured that it would take up too much of my layout. It essentially would be the centre of it.

Where in South Wales are you from? I spent a bit of time there when I was at university on field trips, mainly at Gower. Very nice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
334 Posts
QUOTE (custodian @ 23 Apr 2007, 22:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I just found this forum so signed up.

I've been modelling for years and years. Recently I seem to do more collecting locos and planning my latest layout but not actually doing much layout building. I am a fan of German railways from era 1 to Era III.

I've had a quiet year because of chemo/radiotherapy treatment but now I'm ready to start a new layout, probably around the Trix model of Dammtor station and a city centre scene. Lots of plans but not much action yet.

Anyway, I'm pleased to be onboard and look forward to talking and learning.

David


Welcome, the world is such a small place now the internet has arrived!

Modelling Modern ish EWS myself, stuff I see around S.Wales but always been impressed with the German stuff!

Simon
(Neath)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
mostly DR but also been acquiring a bit of Era 1 stuff, mainly because of domestic resistance to any more locos that are black with red wheels!

This weeks projects have included repairing a Rivarossi 59 and fitting a Digitrax decoder to it; and rebuilding a DJH DR59 that was not too well made in the first place. What with the Trix Era 1 model, that makes three 2-12-0 locos I've got - does that qualify as a fetish?

The Dammtor station is still sitting unmade in its box, but I keep looking at the manual and wondering whether to start building.

I've just bought a live steam model of the Zillertalbahn 0-6-2 for the garden railway and that should be up and running next weekend.

My HO layout is in the attic and this morning I realised that running 10 locos all fitted with sound can be quite distracting. All thise train noises and then not being able to remember which loc had which adress. Must be going senle.

David
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
710 Posts
David,

Quote,
This weeks projects have included repairing a Rivarossi 59 and fitting a Digitrax decoder to it; and rebuilding a DJH DR59 that was not too well made in the first place. What with the Trix Era 1 model, that makes three 2-12-0 locos I've got - does that qualify as a fetish?

If you have a fetish for the BR59,I'am in trouble as I have five DB BR01.10


Quote,
My HO layout is in the attic and this morning I realised that running 10 locos all fitted with sound can be quite distracting. All thise train noises and then not being able to remember which loc had which adress. Must be going senle.

10 loco,s running all at once
on how many tracks
How do you keep an eye on whats happening


I can run five Loks at once,luckily without sound,but was silly enough to have them all with smoke bellowing out
not pleasant after a few minutes running,

Wonderful hobby
,

All the best,

David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Well. they are not all running at once, but they all have the sound switched on so lots of noise coming from them all.

I sympathise with your 01 fixation. I'm just doing a conversion on the Roco 01 to model 01 046one of the locos fitted with a mischvorwarmer. I say just, but the loco has been sitting half done for about 5 years waiting for a bit of inspiration. Still, thats one of the nice things about this hobby

David
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
710 Posts
David,

Quote,
I sympathise with your 01 fixation. I'm just doing a conversion on the Roco 01 to model 01 046one of the locos fitted with a mischvorwarmer. I say just, but the loco has been sitting half done for about 5 years waiting for a bit of inspiration. Still, thats one of the nice things about this hobby

What parts are you using for the 01
as I am very interested in doing the same to a 01.10 pre the rebuild by the DB.
I see weinert do a kit of the unrebuilt 03.10 with the mischvorwarmer,but do not show the unit as a separate part which can be bought as a detailing part

You sound like someone after my own heart
who is not bothered about keeping models box perfect and will modify locos to some degree,
as per the prototype.
I met a modeller in Germany many years ago,who had a very realistic looking fleet of dampfloks (paint jobs)when I picked one up,the hand I had on the boiler was black and grimey

My next task is to fit weinert brass castings of all the plumbing onto my 01.10 locos tenders.
How did you get into german railways


Keep up the good work


Regards

David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,151 Posts
2xDavids,

You sound like someone after my own heart who is not bothered about keeping models box perfect and will modify locos to some degree, as per the prototype.
I met a modeller in Germany many years ago,who had a very realistic looking fleet of dampfloks (paint jobs)when I picked one up,the hand I had on the boiler was black and grimey


I would strongly recommend both of you to take a brief look in one of my colleagues site.To me its the Nirvana of model railroading in this respect. Besides you can have a brief history of the Turkish state railways during the journey.

http://www.ferendeci.com/trains/

Cheers
Baykal
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
excellent site. Very impressive!

My German railway fascination started when I bought a Marklin set second hand and much prefered it to my old Hornby trains.

The 01 conversion parts are from a collection of Weinert parts I got in Holland a while ago. These were several complete and part kits sold by a guy who was giving up modelling. Included were kits for 23, 64, several 01 models and parts as well as thousands of odd castings and detailing parts. It was a real alladins cave of stuff which I've still not completely sorted.

David
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top